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TOWNSHEND — The Board of Trustees of Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has appointed Douglas F. DiVello to the position of chief executive officer, effective Feb. 12. DiVello is … more
Q: I recently read about a sugar additive being linked to the rise of a killer bug. What is this additive, how do I avoid it, and how serious is the threat?A: Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is a … more
The roar of a jet plane, the rumble of a big rig, that shrill scream from the siren of a speeding emergency vehicle:The common but loud noises that keep you awake at night and agitate you throughout … more
The standard prescription for flu is to stay home and rest, drink plenty of fluids, and keep pain and fever under control with over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen.But this flu season has been a … more
SEATTLE — Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor's orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.Smartphone apps that monitor pill-taking are now … more
LEBANON, N.H. — Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been awarded a $2.7 million federal grant under the 21st Century Cures Act to provide support to obstetrical practices across New Hampshire in … more
Q: I take medication daily for hypothyroidism and borderline high blood pressure. My question is: Do I benefit from iodide in table salt or should I buy plain salt for cooking? A: Your question … more
Q: I know that colonoscopies are more thorough than the at-home DNA stool test for colon cancer. But how much better? I have such a terrible time with anesthesia and gas. Both make me nauseated for … more
It's the number-one cause of preventable death in the U.S., and yet, 55 million people over the age of 11 in this country continue to smoke. Of those smokers, more than 35 million express a desire to … more
It seems every few weeks another challenge takes social media by storm.Some, like the Ice Bucket Challenge, promote a cause. Others, like the bottle-flipping craze, are benign. But then there are … more
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